“This gesture is symbolic of the departure from all uncertainty, from a happiness that has not yet been, from a grief that will now wait in vain, from man who live somewhere and whom he might have met some time, from all possibilities of tomorrow and the day after tomorrow; and from Death which he had thought far distant, that he had imagined would come mildly and softly and at the end of a long, long time. This figure, if placed by itself in a dim, old garden, would be a monument for all who have died young.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke